Kylie Jean Carter has been waiting for three years to become a Little Dazzler--a junior cheerleader for the high school's Dancing Dazzlers--so she can cheer for her brother's high school football team.
School is over and Kylie Jean and her cousin Lucy are going to summer camp for a week of fun, but a girl named Miley seems determined to spoil the experience for everyone, and Kylie decides to discover what her problem is.
Everyone else in Kylie Jean Carter's family loves basketball, but she is no good at it, having a hard time dribbling and shooting baskets. She must find a way to win the Free Throw Tournament and become the Little Dribbler Queen.
It's time for the Blueberry Festival, and everyone in town is busy getting ready. Kylie Jean Carter's momma is baking pies, her pa is picking berries, and Kylie is thinking about becoming the Blueberry Queen.
Inspired by her report on a female pirate, and challenged by a boy in her class, Kylie Jean and her friends decide to form a pirate gang, complete with costumes, a secret hideout, and buried treasure--but when the treasure disappears Kylie makes an important discovery about the local haunted house.
Evie feels unsettled and sad after her parents divorce, her father remarries and takes the family dog, and his new wife becomes pregnant, but a cooking class and helping the elderly lady next door with her cat give Evie a way to cope with the changes in her life. Includes recipes.
When Kit's pageant rival Melody loses her rabbit, Ellie believes she can build a contraption to catch him, but she begins to doubt herself when Melody insists that a pageant is no place for messy engineering experiments.
Second-graders Arlene and Ilene Kelly are twins, identical twins to be exact, and they love being a pair. They love to dress alike, they have identical pet ferrets, and they do everything together. But being a twin is not always easy. And when Arlene gets sick and has to visit the hospital, the twins each find out what it's like to be one instead of two. But whether they're together or apart, Arlene and Ilene know they're lucky to have each other....
After Ellie's first elevator build goes terribly wrong, her parents decide her "punishment" is to assist an elderly neighbor, Mrs. Curran, around the house. Ellie and her friends Kit and Toby are really only supposed to help with little things, but Ellie can't turn down the opportunity to use her engineering skills here and there where she sees a need--because that's what engineers do! It's no fun, though, when Mrs. Curran always gives Toby the credit...
May seems to be the month for birthday parties, and Kylie Jean is scheduled for so many sleepovers that she is starting to miss her family--but her own birthday is coming up, and the best present may be a new baby cousin.
Cherishing everything about being identical twins, Arlene and Ilene are astonished when they discover that they do not share everything in like manner, from ice cream preferences to favorite nail polish colors.